RA Application

Information to consider before completing this form:

We are looking for applicants who are able to make at least a one-year commitment to working in the lab at least 9 hours per week. Students working for independent study credit can earn 1 credit for every 3 hours of work in the lab each week. Independent study is available for PSYC/NRSC students only, and students typically work 9 hours in the lab each week for 3 credits. We also offer work on a volunteer basis or for work study pay, if you have a work study award. Work study pay is determined by experience and skill level and is typically between $10 and $12 per hour. You can learn more about work study and independent study online. Note: Our lab requirement for independent study credit is 3 hours in the lab each week per credit, regardless of the department's minimum requirement.

If chosen, you would be involved in several aspects of experiment implementation including but not limited to assisting with subject testing, data entry, filing, and analysis; experiment preparation; and general lab upkeep and maintenance. You would also have the opportunity to learn about the studies being conducted in the lab and, if you are ambitious and show dedication over the first year, the opportunity to conduct a future research project of your own under Dr. Curran's guidance.

Before submitting this form, please check that you have completed each section. For your privacy, only lab coordinator Bill, as well as Dr. Tim Curran will have access to any information or documents provided.

Are you a CU student?


Do you already have a work study award for this semester?

Enter your preferred number of HOURS PER WEEK for any of the following that you are interested in and eligible for:


Select ALL times that you will be available for work during the semester.

We will only schedule you for some of these times, based on the number of hours indicated above. Pending unforeseen circumstances, your schedule will remain the same for each week during the semester, not including university holidays. The lab operates between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday.

Select times that best represent your availability. For example, if you have a class starting at 12:00, you should still select the 11:30am-12:00pm box. We will always allow time for people arriving to and from class or work.

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Brief description of any previous research experience:

Brief description of your academic and research interests:

Brief description of your future career goals:

Please list some upcoming days and times you will be available for an interview:

Enter the name, phone number, email, and relation to you for up to 3 previous employers or relevant references:

Attach an unofficial transcript or email one to tclab@colorado.edu (For your privacy, only lab coordinator Bill receives mail sent to this email address).

Instructions for how to obtain a CU unofficial transcript can be found here.

In addition to the transcript, you may attach any other relevant documents.

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